Sous vide - Anyone tried it?

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porkbeaks
Double Chili Cheeseburger
2012/10/13 10:38:52
I recently have started using this method of cooking with a crock pot, temperature controller, and Ziploc freezer bags. Berkshire pork chops came out perfectly cooked; tender, juicy, and way better than anything I've ever had except at The Admiral in Asheville where they were also prepared sous vide. Chicken breasts on the menu for tonight and rib-eye steaks next week. I would be most interested in hearing from any of you with any experiences using this method or about any great dishes you may have had prepared this way. pb
JRPfeff
Filet Mignon
Re:Sous vide - Anyone tried it? 2012/10/13 12:13:33
I am curious about the temperature controller on the Crock Pot.  Does it turn power on & off tp maintain temp?  Sounds like it would be a less expensive way to try out sous vide than buying special equipment.
porkbeaks
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Sous vide - Anyone tried it? 2012/10/13 12:37:07
It works like a charm as long as the crock pot has a manual off/on switch. It won't work on a digital appliance. Some folks use a rice cooker. I got mine on Amazon for $100. Here's a link to the manufacturer DorkFood. http://www.dorkfood.com/
JRPfeff
Filet Mignon
Re:Sous vide - Anyone tried it? 2012/10/13 12:48:16
Great idea.  I think we'll find one under the tree this Christmas.
porkbeaks
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Sous vide - Anyone tried it? 2012/10/13 13:03:13
This guy made his own controller and he uses a rice cooker, but you'll see the results on a rib-eye steak. Pretty impressive? http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=WQD3os7OVIs
CCinNJ
Sirloin
Re:Sous vide - Anyone tried it? 2012/10/16 21:39:24
I don't know how old that video happens to be but I would proceed with caution about using a regular zipper bag. Even one that does not contain BPA.
porkbeaks
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Sous vide - Anyone tried it? 2012/10/16 21:44:55
I use Ziploc freezer bags.